Eagles Give Newsletter: Summer 2023

Hello Eagles,

I am ecstatic to shout from the top of Dressler Hall (just kidding – I’m scared of heights) that we are nearing our 100th homecoming week celebration, Oct. 16-22!

Our 100th homecoming week is a remarkable milestone that calls for a momentous gathering of generations of Eagles – Eagles who roamed the same halls of our beloved institution and kept the traditions we celebrate today alive.

The centennial homecoming is an opportunity to reflect on the growth and progress EWU has achieved, from its humble beginnings to the amazing institution it stands as today.

As we reach out to share the news of this historic celebration, we continue to support our friends, family members and fellow Eagles impacted by wildfires. In doing so, we honor our own legacy of community – and grit.

Back in 1891, and then again in 1912, fires devastated the Cheney campus, gutting buildings and destroying classrooms and precious student records. Both times, devastation gave way to hope as dedicated groups of people came together to rebuild the university.

When I find myself reminiscing about the countless memories, friendships, and transformative experiences that EWU provided for me – I feel gratitude for the people who stood fast amid tragedy to rebuild Eastern and create a legacy for generations to come.

As we celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime 100th Homecoming Anniversary, I encourage everyone to participate. Here are a few ways to get involved:

I look forward to reuniting with all the Eagles who join us on campus in October and contributing to the continued success of EWU during this historic homecoming celebration. Together, we can ensure that the legacy of our alma mater shines brightly for future generations. 

Go Eags! 

Kelsey Hatch-Brecek | Director of Alumni Relations

Eagle Strong Camp Gets Kids Excited About STEM

Science students sitting at their stations

Barbie dolls went bungee jumping and microbes were everywhere! Thanks to a grant from the EWU Board of Trustees and seven professors who volunteered their time and talents, the university’s first-ever Girls+ STEM camp was a smashing success.

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Eagle Impact – MultiCare Touts EWU Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

After providing a generous grant in support of equipment and other needs for EWU’s nonprofit Dental Hygiene Clinic, MultiCare created a video and newsletter story about the clinic’s impact in the greater Spokane community.

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Scholarship Helps Hardworking Single Dad

Portrait of father and son

Kevin Uyekawa, entering his senior year in mechanical engineering, does a lot of juggling between school, work and raising a 5-year-old son. Thanks to a scholarship from the EWU Retirees Association, Uyekawa can stress less about covering tuition and expenses and focus more on being a dad and finishing his degree.

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Baseball Club’s Gift a Hit With EWU Mariachi

Mariachi club holding a large check

Members of Mariachi Las Águilas (The Eagles) performed at Avista Stadium for Hispanic Heritage Night and were then invited onto the field to accept a scholarship donation from the Spokane Indians baseball club.

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Eagle Endnotes
EWU Eagle Grants Provides $37,000 | Supporting Student Success
EWU 100th Homecoming Anniversary | Calendar of Events

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